4 days in Bournemouth, Cornwall & Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Bournemouth, Cornwall & Lake District Itinerary

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4 days in Bournemouth, Cornwall & Lake District Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
1
Bournemouth
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Newquay
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Bournemouth


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Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hengistbury Head Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at 6D Cinema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bournemouth. In February, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
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Hengistbury Head Beach

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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Jungle Jack's, and then kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newquay online trip planner .

You can drive from Bournemouth to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

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Screech Owl Sanctuary
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Fistral Beach Bar
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Jungle Jack's
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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Central Fells, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then tee off at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range, then sample the tasty concoctions at Appleby Brewery, and finally admire the striking features of St Anne's Hospital.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Newquay to Penrith in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Central Fells, Derwentwater, St Anne's Hospital
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Derwentwater
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Central Fells ©
Central Fells

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, then get great views at Orrest Head, then have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and finally explore the activities along Newby Bridge Weir.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Newby Bridge Weir
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Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Cookhouse Gallery ©
Cookhouse Gallery
Newby Bridge Weir ©
Newby Bridge Weir

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